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Top news of the day: Punjab reports India’s fourth coronavirus death, Supreme Court orders M.P. floor test tomorrow, and more

A local medical worker embraces and bids farewell to a medical worker from Jiangsu at the Wuhan Railway Station as the medical team from Jiangsu leaves Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hubei Province, China on March 19, 2020. Photo: China Daily/Reuters

A local medical worker embraces and bids farewell to a medical worker from Jiangsu at the Wuhan Railway Station as the medical team from Jiangsu leaves Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hubei Province, China on March 19, 2020. Photo: China Daily/Reuters  

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Coronavirus | Punjab reports India’s fourth COVID-19 death

India reported its fourth coronavirus death as the total number of cases of COVID-19 rose to 179. The Union Health Ministry said the fourth person to die in Punjab after getting coronavirus was an elderly and had co-morbid conditions like diabetes and cardiac ailments. | Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India

Coronavirus | No international flight allowed to land in India between March 22 and 29

As part of its efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus, the government banned all international commercial passenger aircraft from landing in the country from March 22 to March 29. | Railways withdraws concessions to discourage travel

Coronavirus | None of the samples of people with severe acute respiratory infection or flu tested positive for COVID-19, says ICMR

“Since February 15, the ICMR has initiated sentinel surveillance to detect community transmission of COVID-19. The surveillance sites have been scaled up from 16 sites till Feb 29, 2020 to 51 sites by March 15, 2020.” | Work from home to staggered working hours, DoPT issues fresh directives

Coronavirus | Data: COVID-19 is deadliest for the elderly

People aged 80 and above are at the highest risk of dying due to COVID-19. | COVID-19: Dos and don’ts | Soap or sanitiser? Which works better?

Coronavirus | ‘Home Quarantined’ stamped on forearms of people at Delhi, Uttar Pradesh airports

In Delhi, people arriving at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from abroad are being checked for COVID-19, and if directed to remain at home, are being stamped ‘Home Quarantined’. It also states “Proud to protect Delhiites. Home quarantined,” and has a date showing when the person was stamped. | Big B spreads awareness of BMC’s stamp for quarantine

Coronavirus | TTD cancels all ‘Arjitha sevas’ at Tirumala, no devotee to be allowed

However, Kalyanotsavams will be conducted daily but in ekantham wherein no devotee will be allowed to take part. | Andhra Pradesh reports second COVID-19 positive case

Madhya Pradesh political crisis | Supreme Court orders floor test tomorrow

The court said the Assembly will have a single point agenda of floor test and no hindrance should be created by anyone. The court also ordered video recording of the entire proceedings in the Assembly.

Nirbhaya case | Delhi court rejects convicts’ plea seeking stay on execution of death penalty

On March 5, a trial court issued fresh death warrants for March 20 at 5.30 am for Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan (25), Vinay (26) and Akshay (31).

Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as Rajya Sabha member; Opposition walks out

The ruckus began as soon as Chairman Venkaiah Naidu called out Justice Gogoi’s name. Opposition parties, including the Congress, Left parties, DMK and the MDMK, started raising slogans- “Shame on You” and many screamed “Deal”. Mr Naidu ordered that the sloganeering would not go on record. He attempted to bring order to the House but without avail. The Opposition parties staged a walkout even as Justice Gogoi was taking oath.

Coronavirus | No new domestic coronavirus cases in China for first time

However, a total of 34 new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on March 18, all of which were from those arriving from abroad, marking a sharp increase, China’s National Health Commission said. | Indonesia halts Islamic assembly, quarantines 9,000 people

Today’s top business news | Updates from the world of economy, markets, and finance

Stocks recover after morning crash, rupee hits record low, RBI extends liquidity support to Yes Bank, and more.

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